Holiday firm Thomson experienced a surge in website hits from April to June this year with the Balearics proving to be one of the most popular destinations for Brits to escape to it has been revealed.
Overall holiday searches for the month of June were up nearly 20% on the same period in 2011 according to the Head of Online Marketing at Thomson, Nathan Timmins. He explained: “The constant rain is driving all of us around the bend. Over the last month the Balearics, Spain, Greece, Tunisia and Morocco have proved popular as Brits look to escape to sandy beaches, beautiful weather and resorts that they know and love.”
With this in mind, according to a report from Frontur Institute of Tourism Studies, Spain reached 5.43 million international tourists in May this year representing a 5.8% increase compared to May 2011, the highest rate for the month of May over the last three years.
Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Manager of Taylor Wimpey España comments,
“Tourism into Spain has grown this year with Brits representing the highest proportion of visitors into the nation in May 2012 with 1.44 million tourists – hardly surprising given that April, May and June have been the wettest three months in the UK for 90 years. Indeed, millions of Brits are looking to head off overseas not just for more reliable weather but the fact that the pound is 10% stronger than last year.”
Further good news comes from the Bank of Spain who has revealed that foreign investment in Spanish real estate grew by 2.4% through March 2012 compared to the same period last year, with 1,163 million euros.
“In spite of what is happening in Spain, many property investors still hold confidence in the market recognising the Mallorcan property sector as one of the most resilient. Kyero.com, the biggest Spanish property portal has discovered in its Spanish House Price Index for July that property prices in Mallorca are 193% above the national average with house prices increasing across each quarter of 2012 rising from 450,000 euros in March this year to 471,000 euros last month.”
For those property hunters looking for high quality at affordable prices Taylor Wimpey España has some excellent properties on offer in Mallorca at only 4% VAT until the end 2012.
El Puerto II situated in Cala d’Or, south east Mallorca has 2 bedroom apartments surrounded by generous gardens with native Balearic plants and 3 communal swimming pools.
Costing from €171,500 this sophisticated complex is within reach of the blue flag beach, Cala Mondrago and just 10 minutes from Vall d’Or Golf Club.
Following the success of Cala Magrana I and II Taylor Wimpey España have launched phase III located just 500 metres from Cala Anguila beach and a stone’s throw from the sea on Mallorca.
The Cala Magrana III
For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.